As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) has walked into making protective gear for hospitals including face shields and air-purifying respirator lenses. Nike has further decided to expand the number of protective gear in the coming days, to help protect front-line personnel from COVID-19. The equipment is being made at Nike-owned facilities in the United States.
Reportedly, the first shipments were sent to Portland-area hospitals, including Providence, Legacy Health, Kaiser Permanente and OHSU. This week the sportswear giant stated to send protective equipment to three facilities in Boston, including Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Carney Hospital. Hospitals in Memphis, St. Louis and Cleveland, Ohio to also receive the protective gear.
The company has incorporated numerous steps from its end to curb the spread of virus-like deep cleaning its headquarters, encouraging work-from-home, temporary shutdown of stores and other efforts exceeding $17 million.
Nike is not charging hospitals for the protective gear and has not disclosed the number of protective equipment it has shipped to hospitals.
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